Arts and Science

ACCELERATE - Presentation by the artist Julijonas Urbonas

by H. E . Mr Andrius Krivas (Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the UN Office and other International Organisations in Geneva), Mr Julijonas Urbonas (ARTS AT CERN), Monica Bello (Head of ARTS AT CERN)

80-1-001 - Globe of Science and Innovation - 1st Floor (CERN)

80-1-001 - Globe of Science and Innovation - 1st Floor


CERN Globe of Science and Innovstion. 385 Route de Meyrin.
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Please register here below, to participate to this free event. Event Programme 16.15: Ambassador Andrius Krivas, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva. 16.20: Monica Bello, Head or ARTS AT CERN 16.25: Julijonas Urbonas, winning artist of ACCELERATE Lithuania Award 17:15: Visit to Microcosm 17:30 Drinks Reception ACCELERATE is the country-specific, one-month artists residency award. The award is for artists who have never spent time in a science laboratory before. The winning artist of ACCELERATE Lithuania is Julijonas Urbonas. He will be presenting his work, after having finished one month of residency a CERN. Julijonas Urbonas is an artist, designer, researcher, engineer, Vice-Rector for Art at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius, and PhD student in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, London. Since childhood, he has worked in amusement park development. In 2004, he became the head of an amusement park in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and ran it for three years. Having worked in this field — as a designer and engineer but also in ways that are artistic and philosophical — He became fascinated by what in his research he calls ‘gravitational aesthetics’. This experience is unavailable elsewhere, and he became intrigued by this under-developed topic. Since then the topic has been at the core of his creative life, from interdisciplinary artistic work to scholarly articles. Most recently this interest has matured into my PhD research, in which a unique creative approach of gravitational design is being developed. His work has been exhibited internationally and received many awards, including the Award of Distinction in Interactive Art, Prix Ars Electronica 2010, one the most prestigious awards in media arts. His projects can be found in private and museum collections such as the permanent collection of the Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM).
Organized by

Julian Calo, Coordinator of ARTS AT CERN.

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